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Old 7th Apr 2010, 11:46   #1
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The Best UK Games Ever

Next in our exploration of the UK games industry we take a look at some of the best games to every come from the British Isles, from modern classics such as Tomb Raider right back to some retro gems. What are the games that the UK should be proud of?

http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/20...k-games-ever/1
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 11:49   #2
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Wow. nice one! Lots of great games in there.
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would mind a elite remake on PC or XBLA come to think about it.
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 12:03   #4
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Oh i remeber Elite i played that game on my Amiga 500 and i loved it and the second one Frontier even more so i do remeber that very well but i am somewhat of an ol fart
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Apparently there's an iPhone version in the works. I am sceptical.
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I dread to think how many days I spent playing Golden Eye and AVP. I seem to remember spending an entire weekend trying to complete one of the time challenges in Golden Eye. AVP just has to be played in the dark. I bought it on Steam again for 3 the other weekend having not played it for about 9 years. Still awesome, such a shame about the recent release.
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Old 7th Apr 2010, 12:22   #7
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Great article! Maybe you add links too where the games can be bought like Gog or steam
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Dungeon Keeper is still one of my all time favourite games. It's a shame to think current younger generations won't get to grow up with such British wit in their flavours of the month.
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Your wish is my command. Buy links for each game added, or link to an online playable version.
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Does anyone know if a version of Elite is available online? I used to play it til way past midnight on my Commodore 64 as a kid.
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Great article, didn't know so many were UK based.
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There is an open source clone of Elite, its pretty much just as hard just looks (a little) better
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oolite_%28computer_game%29
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Thanks for all the links Joe. I'm amazed at how much people are charging for original DK CDs. I'm starting to think my collection of 1990s PC games may be starting to be worth something (I was reading the other day about how first edition American McGee's Alice DVDs are now often worth more than their original cost)
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Forgot all about team17! Alien Breed was brilliant too.

Nothing from the Gollop Brothers; was hoping UFO enemy unknown would have snuck in there. Was hoping syndicate would have made an appearence.
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This site also has links to some very similar games

http://www.eliteclub.org.uk/alt/about.htm

not sure if it's come out as a link or not?
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Even though I edited this article earlier today (oops), we seem to have forgotten about the Bitmap Brothers and some of their great 80s and 90s games such as Speedball 2 and Gods.
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Even though I edited this article earlier today (oops), we seem to have forgotten about the Bitmap Brothers and some of their great 80s and 90s games such as Speedball 2 and Gods.
Xenon 2: Megablaster was one my early favourite games, even though I could never get past the first level.
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